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Invest in Continuous Learning

Professional development opportunities designed to support literacy instruction for PreK-8 educators.

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Customized Literacy Professional Development

Customized workshops, trainings, and institutes for your school or district.

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March 8-9, 2021

Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ for In-Person and Remote Learning

This 2-day training introduces a system for teaching students that creates authentic experiences in reading, thinking, talking, writing, and reflecting.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Online: Real Time Learning
Varies (more details below)

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series

This series is designed to confront social injustices that contribute to the race- and poverty-related opportunity gap by promoting access and equity for all children through literacy.

March 10, 2021

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Lester Laminack

Join Lester Laminack for this one-day workshop to learn how to broaden students’ view of the world through diverse literature and shared read aloud experiences.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Register for this individual workshop or all of the series!
April 9, 2021

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Sonja Cherry-Paul

This one-day workshop with Sonja Cherry-Paul will re-energize you to take your book clubs to the next level!

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Register for this individual workshop or all of the series!
July 12-15, 2021

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series: Summer Literacy Institute with Kass & Cornelius Minor

In this four-day Summer Literacy Institute, re-energize your teaching by taking an in-depth look at how reading identity intersects with racial, gender, and class identity.

9:00-11:30am & 1:00-3:30pm (EST)
Register for this individual institute or all of the series!
2021-2022 Dates Coming!

Literacy Collaborative Training

Training is held online through a combination of live, interactive sessions and on-demand learning. Participants apply what they learn and receive job-embedded coaching from Lesley University faculty as part of their coursework.

Online Graduate Certificate in Literacy Coaching & Teacher Leadership

A 12-credit online graduate certificate program.

On-Demand
March 22-May 16, 2021 (Spring Term II)

Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Texts

In this 8-week online graduate course, teachers use behavioral evidence of student talk and writing to design instruction to deepen the level of students’ thinking about reading.

On-Demand
March 22-May 16, 2021 (Spring Term II)

Building Capacity through Continuous Professional Learning

In this 8-week online graduate course, learn how to create a healthy culture of professional learning in your school.

On-Demand
May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

Shared Leadership for School Improvement

In this 8-week online graduate course, learn how to get everyone in their school on the same page about literacy.

On-Demand
May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling in Grades K-3

In this 8-week online graduate course for teachers, learn about phonics instruction for children in grades K-3.

On-Demand
May 17-July 11, 2021 (Summer Term I)

Intentional Teaching in a Writers’ Workshop for Grades 3-8

In this 8-week online graduate course for grades 3-8 teachers, learn how writers’ workshops can develop student writing fluency.

On-Demand